The Biden Administration is moving forward with its plan to invest in a sustainable future. But how is it doing so? The current regime is investing in wind energy. Now, many individuals are pointing to the fact that this is a historic moment in the world of offshore wind power and sustainability in general. At the same time, there are those that push back and say that wind power will not provide the results that are necessary for power generation goals.
The Biden Administration Moves To Boost Offshore Wind Power
The Biden Administration has provided a greenlight for the initial “full-scale” offshore wind farm in the United States. It has shown that it will stick to a portion of commitments made by Biden on the campaign trail. The Vineyard Wind Project, and the successful implementation of the project will serve as the first massive scale farm of its type for the country.
The current layout is that it will comprise of an over 80-turbine array that will be situated over 24,300 yards from a nearby landmark, Martha’s Vineyard. How much power should it generate? It is said to bring about more than 790 megawatts, or enough approximate power to run more than 395,000 residential units and commercial properties.
The Biden regime noted that the project would bring about employment for over 3,000 people. The project should be a stepping stone to a larger goal of generating over 28 gigawatts in this method by the end of the decade. At the same time, there is quite a bit of ambiguity from the government on when the project should start to produce power.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has given its respective approval for the Vineyard Wind Energy initiative.
At the same time, the Department of the Interior, an organization that seeks to protect, conserve, and manage the United States current resources is also reviewing more wind oriented projects.
The Wind Farm Is Far From the Most Significant One
Other wind farms in the world, like the Hornsea Project One, that is in the North Sea, near England, is said to bring about over 1 GW to the table. For the United States, this current project is supposed to be the next step forward in bringing about sustainable energy in a more diversified way. At the same time, there are those who think that more efforts should be applied to nuclear energy, solar energy, and other types that may offer more robustness, resilience, and capacity.
Axion Power notes that it would take around 50 billion 350W solar panels to generate power commercial and residential units across the globe. In essence, one large system of solar power that spanned over 100,000 square miles could power the needs of the world. But of course, shifting to renewable energy is not simple. The transition will take quite a bit of work, the right policy decisions, investment in the right sectors that will certainly make a difference. It is easy to make headlines with investments in Solyndra that has quite a bit of fanfare but might not meet expectations.